Toronto's only Air Jordan store has permanently closed

Dec 10 2020, 1:55 pm

Toronto’s only Air Jordan store has officially closed its doors for good.

The 306 Yonge Street location will begin a new life as a Foot Locker Community Power Store later this month, according to a release.

A former employee confirmed the Jordan store’s closure to Daily Hive, and said that the new store would open “soon.”

Toronto’s Jordan store first opened as a pop-up shop when the city hosted the 2016 NBA All Star Game.

The successful concept — a partnership between Nike’s Michael Jordan-inspired brand and Foot Locker — took up permanent residence near the Eaton Centre in 2017.

Foot Locker describes its Power Stores as an “elevated retail experience.” The concepts are larger than your average Foot Locker store and include an extensive amount of products and offerings.

This will be Canada’s second Power Store — the first opened in Vancouver last month — and the ninth in the world.

When it reopens under Foot Locker, 306 Yonge Street will feature custom installations by local artists Alexis Eke and Jacquie Comrie, and it will serve as a “community hub for sneaker culture in The 6ix.”

Daily Hive has reached out to Foot Locker for comment.

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